I have been considering the claim that climate science is so complex only climate scientists can understand it after many years of research. I was then wondering why Shaun Marcott, a researcher with a masters in geology (so far as I can find) published a study that PROVES the science is right and we are screwed. A masters. In geology. The study was his PhD thesis.
So, we pull back the curtain and find that education and years of study are NOT required to get published and be an expert. You just have to write what the journals want to hear.
Remember this when climate change advocates start in on years of research and the right degree. Neither were necessary with Marcott. If a geologist with a masters can write such an outstanding paper, there is no reason to doubt that PhD physicists who write that ACC is not real are just as qualified to comment and write on ACC. Meteorologists, physicists, geologists are all qualified to do research and be heard. The only reason they are not heard is they are not saying what the ACC folks want said.